Tag Archives: urban design

15th Apr 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Battery Park City: Creating a New Neighborhood
After more than four decades of planning and construction, Battery Park City has been built out, following a master plan by Cooper, Eckstut and Associates. Learn about the area’s urban planning and discover its distinctive residential neighborhoods, distinguished parks and plazas, public art works, and signature commercial center. Highlights include Brookfield Place and Wintergarden (Cesar Pelli), Goldman Sachs Headquarters (Pei […]
by miranda
4th Apr 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
City Design in Times of Proliferating Informality and Climatological Crisis
This lecture by Alfredo Brillembourg will explore the work of ETH Zurich Urban-Think Tank (U-TT), an interdisciplinary design practice dedicated to high-level research and design on a variety of subjects concerned with contemporary architecture and urbanism. U-TT was co-founded by Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner, who previously co-taught at Columbia University in New York before joining […]
by isil
28th Mar 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Designing to Avoid Disaster
Thomas Fisher, a professor and Director of the Minnesota Design Center at the University of Minnesota, will discuss the fracture-critical nature of many of the systems we have put in place since the mid-20th century, how such systems are especially vulnerable to catastrophic failure, and what we need to do to create more resilient, affordable, […]
by isil
28th Feb 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Design Experiments for the Rebuilding of Houston and other Disaster Cities
Professor Natalie Jeremijenko directs the Environmental Health Clinic, and is an Associate Professor in the Visual Art Department, NYU and affiliated with the Computer Science Dept and Environmental Studies program. She will discuss design experiments for the rebuilding of Houston and how to create porous cities. NYU Urban Seminar Series: Equity, Design, and Climate Change […]
by isil
21st Feb 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Climate Change and the Future of Cities
What can cities do about climate change? How can they help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create more sustainable forms of collective life? How can they protect vulnerable people and places from the outbursts of extreme weather that are becoming evermore likely to arrive? And can they adapt to global warming without making the world […]
by isil
13th Feb 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Affordability as Infrastructure
New York is a city of renters; most residents rent their homes, small business owners lease their storefronts, and artists share and sublet studio spaces. Affordable lease terms lay the groundwork for the cultural vibrancy of city life, yet skyrocketing property values, excessive rent hikes and deteriorating building stock are eroding this essential infrastructure. Is […]
by isil
22nd Jul 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
The Poison Cauldron of the Newtown Creek
Explore the hellish waste transfer and petroleum districts of North Brooklyn on this daring walk towards the doomed Kosciuszko Bridge.
by Angie Koo
17th May 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Design Tour: Elevated Design
Get an insider’s look at the unique design elements of the High Line and the notable architecture in the neighborhood with Patrick Hazari, Friends of the High Line Director of Design and Construction. Learn about the behind-the-scenes work that led to the development of the High Line and its impact locally and worldwide. Tours are […]
by Victoria Tsang
22nd Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Designing Green Roofs and Rooftop Farms
Calling all architects, landscape designers, urban planners, sustainability coordinators and greening professionals of all stripes! Whether you’re responding to an affordable housing RFP, or designing a high-end luxury hotel or condo building, you are likely to be integrating green roofs and or edible plantings into your design. This course will provide you with an in-depth […]
by Michael Raineri
8th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Modeling an Urban Agriculture Business
Anastasia Cole Plakias, a Co-Founder of Brooklyn Grange, will walk participants through the different contemporary models of urban agricultural businesses, with a focus on New York City, and present a framework for thinking creatively about opportunities for farming in cities. Taking place in Brooklyn Grange’s indoor workshop space at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Anastasia will […]
by Michael Raineri
23rd Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Penn Palimpsest: History Becomes the Future
In 2016, The New York Times asked Vishaan Chakrabarti and his firm Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU) to develop a proposal for the redevelopment of Penn Station that would address issues not resolved by current initiatives to redevelop the Farley Post Office. Most notably, the Farley plans do not solve the problem that a very large proportion of daily users of the station cannot use a redeveloped Farley building because of the position of Long Island Railroad and New Jersey Transit platforms, which are largely located between Seventh and Eighth avenues and cannot be moved. On February 23, Vishaan Chakrabarti will present the proposal in a program co-sponsored by The Architectural League and the Regional Plan Association.
by Angie Koo
23rd Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
GreenHomeNYC : Tour Planning Committee Meetup
Want to discover new and exciting green buildings and sustainable spaces here in New York? Want first hand, behind-the-scenes tours of cutting edge building technology and sustainable businesses? GreenHomeNYC is looking for volunteers to join our Green Building Tours committee to help organize and plan public tours of NYC's green spaces. Past tours have included: LEED Certified high rises, factories, urban and rooftop farms, green schools, aquaponics farms, parks, recycling centers, and more. See past tours on our website. Join us for a planning committee meeting to learn how you can get involved and become a tour organizer.
by Angie Koo
22nd Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Wild by Design: Strategies for Creating Life-Enhancing Landscapes
Margie Ruddick, the pioneering landscape designer and author of Wild by Design and acclaimed architect Robin Elmslie Osler meet at the crossroads of design, ecology and urbanism to explore whether nature, in all its unruly wildness, can be an integral part of everyday living. The discussion is moderated by Annette Rose-Shapiro the Managing Editor of MODERN Magazine.
by Angie Koo
2nd Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Urban Design Principles for Planning New York City
The NYC Department of City Planning’s mission is to plan the future of the city of New York. One of the core values of this mission is the concern for the livability of New York City’s neighborhoods and quality of the urban design that shapes them. As DCP works to advance comprehensive neighborhood planning and […]
by Marlyn Marrero
17th Jan 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
From Mannahatta to Manhattan
From Mannahatta to Manhattan: Four Centuries In the Life of An Island City, with moderator Sam Roberts and panelists Eric Sanderson, Gerard Koeppel, and Jason Barr. A panel of New York City authors and experts discusses the city’s evolution, highlighting the connections between landscape ecology, infrastructure investment, and real estate, that continue to shape patterns […]
by Michael Raineri
7th Dec 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Deep Energy Retrofit: Warren Hall at Cornell University
Learn how Cornell University’s Warren Hall—a 130,000 square foot pre-war building with historic masonry—was renovated into a modern LEED Platinum home for the University’s undergraduate business program. Cornell’s challenge to the design team was to bring the steam-heated, non-air conditioned space up to current standards of comfort without increasing net energy use. With envelope performance […]
by Michael Raineri
21st Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Jane Jacobs Centennial Lecture: Janette Sadik-Khan
Janette Sadik-Khan, former NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner who introduced pedestrian plazas, bike lanes and bike sharing, will speak on the legacy of writer and preservationist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), whose work changed the way the world views and understands cities. Award-winning author and preservationist Roberta Brandes Gratz will introduce Sadik-Khan.
by Lilas Randrianarivony
17th Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
NY Background: Robert Bowen Screening and Performance
Through sensations of depth, sound, and movement, this uniquely collaborative experimental media work is an instrument to view the city, as it examines the iconic geopolitical landscape of Lower Manhattan in ways not previously experienced. New York City is revealed to be a panopticon of frenetic urban renewals culminating in postmodern hyperspace, geopolitical tragedy and the entropic effects of climate change.
by Angie Koo